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CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
can change our buildings and cities. there was a project in copenhagen. the mayor came to us with a very precise question which was how can all of this data and technology help us to change and make the city more sustainable. if the go to copenhagen, traffic in the city looks like this. you had a lot of cars in the city center. now they have 30% or 50s arm every day. -- 50% every day. you have this bicycle idea. i do not know if we can put the audio. this will give your energy. despite changing the will you will save the energy. we can monitor what you are doing. the king collect information. -- they can collect information. all of these things you can share with your friends. a convicted on facebook. -- you can put it on facebook. it is a very good way to increase the number of sites in copenhagen. instead collecting air miles, you collect green miles. this was the initial prototype. now we have these in cars. we are getting very close to its. publicly it will be here next year. read it carefully, it will be here next year. read it carefully, it will be here next year. -- hopefully
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 5:40am EDT
cities, who's going to fix the cities and how? >> be glad to take a shot at it. >> please. >> i'm not sure that -- and i can understand if you haven't seen this because there's been a lot of hue and cry -- we passed, this year, the most farthest-looking transportation bill in the history of this country, since eisenhower started the interstate highways, $150 billion for improving the infrastructure. that happened when i was president and so i'm very proud of the way that came about and i think it's a very, very good beginning. like mr. perot, i'm concerned about the deficits, and $150 billion is a lot of money but it's awful hard to say we're going to go out and spend more money when we're trying to get the deficit down. but i would cite that as a major accomplishment. we hear all the negatives. when you're president you expect this, everybody's running against the incumbent, they can do better, everyone knows that. but here's something that we can take great pride in because it really does get to what you're talking about. our home initiative, our home ownership initiative -- hop
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the city just as an outsider. talked to a few people. absolutely riveretted by the people and the plays. i thought there's definitely a movie here. we need to make a film in detroit. host: when impacted, i read your father had an impact on you watching him and his business over the years. guest: , that's right, my father is had a manufacturing company. he really like in the 1980s with the rise in japan had to innovate and come up up with new ideas and making it difficult to create products. he started engineering complicated things that couldn't be replicated or stolen or easily made overseas. that's now his business arrived. i kind of had a front row seat to what it was like going you in the 1980s. how he survived was interesting it was all about being nimble and innovative. which i think detroit needs and the rest of the country pretty much needs right now. host: his business partners over the years, around detroit moved out of there to mexico or some other place other than the united states? guest: my dad ran the business with his two bores. they were adamant to keep their prod
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
. obviously had ties to detroit and works in detroit and has initiatives in the city of detroit and also has a large film, called "just films." they were a major financier of the film. pbs was our second biggest funder. the private family foundation and finance documentary fund kicked in a little bit of money and impact partners which is an equity organization. the collection of us together, they financed the film. no one had editorial control. that was one of the deal that's we had. we were able to raise the money without having to make promises to anybody which including pbs and including broadcaster. >> dave bling was mayor of detroit. -- dave bing is the mayor of detroit. what mayor is he? >> he's a clean mayor. he's an honest mayor. there's a history of corruption and all kinds of business with some of the city council and the mayors of detroit including kilpatrick who is now on trial. detroit is just come out of a feeling of sense of being empty handed and betrayed and tricked by their previous mayor. i think most detroiters will say kilpatrick tricked them. dave being the rig
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
a lot to tell me. she was a woman, currently living in texas, and she had grown up in the city of karachi. i had done a series of radio stories from there. she remembered them. she was an npr fan and a person from karachi. she was listening intensely closely. she was still from there, in a way. she said, you did fine. you got the news. there was so much more to say. you needed to get more. i was happy to hear her say that. that is why we were going back. i reported from karachi several times over the years and i got more interested and wanted to learn more. there is so much happening. >> the paperback edition of your book is out. what was the origins of this book? when did you first start working on and why karachi? >> it grew out of the radio series i mentioned in 2008. i had first been to karachi in 2002. it was a way station on my way to cover the war in afghanistan. i was assigned to spend time there, the first story i covered there was the death of a "wall street journal" journalist. daniel pearli heard some of the stories of the people who lived there. i became fascinated wi
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:45pm EDT
systems, etc. thank you. >> the cities, who's going to fix the cities and how? >> be glad to take a shot at it. >> please. >> i'm not sure that -- and i can understand if you haven't seen this because there's been a lot of hue and cry -- we passed, this year, the most farthest-looking transportation bill in the history of this country, since eisenhower started the interstate highways, $150 billion for improving the infrastructure. that happened when i was president and so i'm very proud of the way that came about and i think it's a very, very good beginning. like mr. perot, i'm concerned about the deficits, and $150 billion is a lot of money but it's awful hard to say we're going to go out and spend more money when we're trying to get the deficit down. but i would cite that as a major accomplishment. we hear all the negatives. when you're president you expect this, everybody's running against the incumbent, they can do better, everyone knows that. but here's something that we can take great pride in because it really does get to what you're talking about. our home initiative, our home ow
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
bankruptcy right now. the city of las vegas is bankrupt. we have no republican leadership. the leadership here is in the tank. let me say something else. if it were not for the jobs act, we would not have -- harry reid has been a great thing getting our watershed. that is federally funded money that is helping two areas, with the rain water and our roads. outside of that, we have nothing. the swap meets are doing much better than anything else in the north las vegas. they do better than the casinos'. who want to spend their money in this economy in the casinos? host: he brings up harry reid. how is he playing in both the presidential and senate race out there? guest: harry reid has put together a machine that is second to none. i think that is the only reason barack obama is doing well here. he made a concerted effort to put together a machine for the democrat party that was going to do nothing but support him and who he wants to support. as far as north las vegas, it is near bankrupt for one reason. they have the highest public union salaries of any city in the state. their city council
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
that they entered. she said no, but simply the allegation that he had phoned her to several cities and asked her to go to sex clubs. it was the certification -- first sex scandal involving a man asking a woman to have sex with him but demanding no for an answer. and the political acumen of someone like me, i should not be running for office either. anyways, obama has not faced a real opponent. we have a mormon who is a breakfast drink is a class of chocolate milk. he is clearly a decent man and honorable man, an honest man. this will be a tough not for the obama team to crack appeared once he becomes president, mitt romney is exactly what the country needs right now. host: what to expect the next couple of weeks will be like after the democrats soul- searching? >> i would say it is more than soul-searching. it is hysteria and screams of lies. i am promoting my book so i have not had a lot of time to cover all the lies they are screaming about. the one on mitt romney wanting to cut taxes on the rich by $5 trillion, let's just take that one. those are estimates made by a liberal tax
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
debate city for these? from the campaigns, the media, the commission, the total? >> a very good question. probably approximates what happens at the national convention. we have about 3700 registered media here. that is the largest contention. we have several hundred people in the audience, and in the campaign staff, their entourage. i would say in total is probably close to that. also, people who come here to be a part of the atmosphere, to be a part of some of the activities going around, occurring around town in connection with the debate. probably approximately 10,000 people. in terms of a very large convention that a city would host, it is not that big, but the extraordinary difference, the entire international press corps and all the press corps of united states is here and will be broadcasting live tonight from denver. >> 92 students get to sit in the hall. who else is in there? how many? >> tickets are divided between the two campaigns. i cannot remember the exact number in the audience here. it is at least 600 or 700. i am not absolutely sure. most tickets go to the two
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 10:30pm EDT
incident in the city of plymouth, and it's a shame, it is a shame, it is a shame that you are trying to make me seem like i'm anti-american. >> six years, six years, six years. >> the beauty of america, for which my father and your uncles went to war for were to protect our ability to give voice to our american heritage to, give them a voice in our american story, congresswoman. >> all right, thank you, dr. ruiz. next question. >> congresswoman, this is for you -- two years ago you told the "desert sun" that it was in our best interest that the united states remain in both iraq and afghanistan. last months you told the veterans that if president obama couldn't outline a clear and concise explanation of why troops remain in afghanistan, then the u.s. should "get the hell out." what prompted such a change in perspective, and if the u.s. pulled out immediately, how do you address concern that the enemy will fill the void? >> let me go back to a little bit more thorough reporting than that. and the article is there. but what i did say is as long as president obama cannot articulat
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 4:05pm EDT
of the potentially impacted states and cities in the region. at this stage everyone is confident that the staging process, the positioning of resources, commodities, and equipment that will be needed to respond to the storm are in place. as craig has emphasized, this has not made landfall yet. we do not yet know where it will hit, where we're going to see the biggest impacts. that is exactly why it is so important for us to respond big and fast as local information starts coming in. i want to thank all of the members of the team for the outstanding work they're doing, but the other thing that makes this storm unique is that we anticipate it will be slow moving. meaning it may take a long time not only to clear, but to get, for example, power companies back in to clear out the trees and put things back in place so that folks can start moving back home. my main message to everyone involved is that we have to take this seriously. the federal government is working effectively with state and local governments. it will be very important that populations in the impacted states take this
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:45am EDT
from egypt to syria. from saudi arabia to libya. he was known for walking the streets of the city where he " -- where he worked, tasting the local food, meeting as many people as he could, speaking arabic, listening with a broad smile crest went to bed gauzy in the early days of the libyan revolution. -- with a broad smile. he went there during the early days of the libyan revolution and helped the people cope with a violent conflicts, cared for the union, and crafted -- cared for the wounded, and crafted a vision where all would be supported. he supported the birth of a new democracy as libyans held elections and built new institutions. he began to move a forward after decades of dictatorship. chris stevens love his work. he took pride in the country he served anti sought dignity in the people that he met. two weeks ago, he traveled to establish a new cultural center and build a hospital. that is when the compound came under attack, along with three of his colleagues, chris was killed in the city that he helped to save. he was 52 years old. a study this story because chris stevens embo
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am EDT
here. with that kind of operation, let's say you have that operation in a city where the daily newspaper in town started to do some very strange things. i imagine that. it was owned by somebody who was very openly talking they were going to support particular causes, particular developments, particular parties. i imagine something like that could happen. does that add to the obligation of citizens, people like you, to do more to fill that void? or can you still fill the void -- is that city just out of luck? >> first of all, it is a remarkable symbol of what is happening to journalism. locally, the owners of the "union tribune" just purchased the "north county times" -- the assets are collapsing in value. they bought it for $12 million, sold his house for $18 million. putting aside that, these properties can be acquired and done with resume. this is not an expensive problem defects. i think that is an important -- an expensive problem to fix. i think that is an important thing to remember. i have a budget of a little more than $1 million, which is a lot for a person like me. fo
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
moment we will read from the salt lake city tribune which is a paper that praises mitt romney but endorses the president. florida a key battleground state and the tampa bay times endorses president barack obama. next is a caller from oregon. good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. i personally think you have to keep your eye out on them. are you there? host: yes. caller: you have to keep your eye on the media. the fourth estate. i really pay attention locally. i think that is really important. i think people need to really start at home. i tried to listen to everybody. i called on the republican line. i definitely listen to other people. i watch a lot of c-span, which educates me a lot. people need to not be so easily set -- easily lead it. host: thank you. on our twitter page -- another key florida newspaper endorses mitt romney. to reset is on the phone from jersey city, new jersey. -- theresa is o nthe phone. caller: i do not think it matters to they endorse. they are just like people. they slant one way or the other. they are either liberal newspapers or conservati
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 9:00pm EDT
dedicated member of the house, and his kindness transcended the political divide. we send city -- sincere sympathies to his wife and family. in addition to my duties in this house, i will have such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. can i associate all members with the prime ministers to be to the members of armed forces and police who died in the service of our company -- country and their families. how much we in this task will miss -- in this house will miss sir stewart bell and malcolm wicks. last week, the prime minister promised work always pay, but this morning it was revealed that current plans for universal credit next year will mean that up to 116,000 disabled people could lose as much as 14 pounds a week. government and says everything about how this divisive prime minister always stands up for the wrong people when it is -- at the same time handing a huge tax cuts to people earning more than 1 million pounds a year. he is going to penalize the bravest in our country. >> the honorable gentleman raises an extremely serious issue. let me try to deal with
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 9:00pm EDT
heart of the city of london. so that special relationship that has always existed between the u.k. and u.s. is something i have experienced in a personal way. one of my political heroes has always been, i am proud to say, the son of a nyc native, sir winston churchill. [applause] churchill belonged to two parties in his lifetime while always being an independent. having been a republican and democrat and independent in new york, i can relate to that, putting the common good and head of party politics and the next election was at the core of churchill's approach to leadership. it was an approach that i have always believed we need more up at every level of government all around the world, especially now. these are difficult times. the shift in the global economy , pressure on spending and taxes, on matching deficits and unleashing the forces of innovation. from everything i have seen, the u.k.'s first coalition government since churchill is meeting these challenges head on. in the face of the most challenging economic times we have experienced in decades. this is a government that
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:30am EDT
finances under control in the city. so firefighters, which detroit needs because it's got, i think it must have the highest case of arson in the country, these guys are laid off. about two weeks later, 100 guys are rehired. when you look to find out where that money came from, it was actually the department of homeland security has a fund for things like that. and i don't want to overstate, but that's something you want to think about. the department of homeland security needed to step in to keep detroit as safe as it can be for the moment, it could be a lot safer. so we're talking about -- i wonder, and i wobbedered making this film, we've seen the auto industry bailout, we've seen the bank bailout. are we heading into an era of bailout the city? is there such a thing as a failed city? >> more with the detropia director heidi ewing. >> it's a great source of information for the public, so if you want to know anything about what's going on with legislation, with policy, c-span's got it covered. i like book tv, that's my forgave favorite. because i get to see different authors speaking arou
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
in redistricting and it now includes the city of aurora, the third largest city in colorado and it has a slight democratic edge. they have a democrat running in that seat. the congressman stumbled in to some trouble earlier this year when he made comments at a republican fund-raiser about the president and questioning whether or not in his party was an american. it was caught on videotape by a supporter who posted it to the internet because he agreed with the congressman's sentiments. he has been having to walk back from that view and being a member of the tea party caucus ever since. the difficulty is that he is not a known quantity and colorado politics. he represented denver in the state house, not aurora, so he's not well known in that district. he is probably a little further to the left than a lot of the unaffiliated voters, but it is a race i mentioned that has drawn considerable attention from the democratic congressional committee for spending in television markets in that race and it will be one to watch especially because of the experts looking at that in colorado saying
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
take back america and keep america the shining city on the hill. i love this great country. i believe in you. we will take america back so that the world will wonder at the great things we have achieved. thank you, virginia, god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. thank you. i was born free ♪ born free free like a river raging stronger heart you't see my must be blind you can knock me down and watch me bleed but you can't keep no chains on me i was born free! i was born free born free i'm not good at long goodbyes but look down deep into my eyes i was born free calm, facing danger lost like an unknown stranger grateful for my time with no great -- no regrets close to my destination tire, frail and aching waiting patiently for the sun to set and when it's done believe that i will yell it from that mountain high i was born free i was born free born free i will bow to shining seas grace on mee god's i was born free i was born free born free [vocalizing] ♪ ♪ we need more jobs today in tehe usa i want my label to say made in the usa give a level playing fie
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
campaign. [applause] he does smile when he says it. tomorrow, it is back to campaigning. the cities across our great country. i hear the same thing everywhere i go. we were hoping to see michelle. i have to admit it can be a grind. sometimes it feels like this race has drag on forever. paul ryan assured me we have only been running for two hours and 50 something minutes. [applause] the economy is on everybody's minds. i do not have a joke here. i thought it would be useful to remind everybody. we are getting to that time where folks are making up their minds. the other day, i was endorsed. that is a big relief. [laughter] tonight is not about the disagreements governor romney and i may have. it is what we have in common, beginning with our unusual names. mitt is his middle name. i wish i could use my middle name. [applause] even though we are enjoying ourselves tonight, we are thinking ahead to our final debate on monday. i am hoping governor romney and i will have a chance to answer the question on the minds of millions of americans watching at home. is this happening again? monday's deba
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
file, academic credentials, but all other factors, life experiences, rick and assist the city -- race and ethnicity. the last part is what abigail objects to. there is no role for the government to be sort of people by race. >> the university of texas of austin's has what? guest: they say the supreme court has endorsed education and diversity as a compelling goal for the government and an exception to the usual rule that the government should not be classified people by race. it is true, and a 5-4 decision, the supreme court said that, but the key vote, sandra day o'connor, has retired, replaced by a more conservative judge, samuel alito, so in that they give us a new result. >> what is the result of this, who will hear it, who will decide? guest: only eight justices will decide. elena kagan is reduced from oregon and the case as a former u.s. solicitor general. it is a good bet the four more conservative justices, if not to strike an entirely, will limit the use of race. the three more liberal ones will go the other way. as usual, anthony kennedy will hold the deciding vote. on the o
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
connecticut long island sound. we still have the area in the middle here, long island sound, new york city where we could see 6-eleven be combined surge in tied in some spots. the storm surge unit has been watching the water values all day and everything seems to be coming up in the areas we generally anticipated. it appears to be on its way to coming to fruition generally in the rainfall could be measured in terms of feet. hopefully not more than 1 foot, but certainly could be more than a foot in some places. several inches in many spots. that could lead -- that will be coastal areas the and inland over the next few to several days that could lead to the flash flooding on short-time skills and potentially river flooding. there is also the snow component. up to 2-3 feet of snow in the mountain areas. virginia along the appalachian chain between kentucky, virginia, tennessee, and north carolina. will the hazard event. time is running out for preparation and many areas, especially coastal as conditions deteriorate before landfall later tonight. that is a summary of what i have. back to you.
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
run one of the most responsive city governments in the nation. even when that means rescuing citizens from burning buildings in the morning and shoveling snow from their driveways in the afternoon, i can only guess that come nightfall, perhaps a cape gets thrown into the mix there. he has fought for marriage a quality, and he has never shied away from calling out politicians like governor chris kristi, who vetoed our equality. as the co-chair of the democratic party platform committee this year, our guest led the way on securing a pro- marriage a quality plank in this party's platform. ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to introduce a mayor who fights for you, mayor cory booker. >> ♪ i've got the moves like jagger. i've got the moves like jagger. i don't need to try to control you. look into my eyes and i'll own you with the moves like jagger. ♪ >> good evening, everybody. [applause] i feel the excitement. i am telling you right now, this room right here has within it the spirit of our common ancestor. i am not talking about ancestry, blood ties. it can access the s
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, immediate past president of the city club of cleveland, and i'm pleased to welcome you to the debate between sherrod brown and josh mandel. today's debate is being broadcast live on wviz pbs, 90.3, and made available statewide by wkyc. she's the bureau chief of the state wide news bureau and is the moderator for today's debate. karen, it is all yours. >> thank you, hugh. i'm delighted to moderate this debate between sherrod brown and josh mandel. this has been the most exciting raise and a large portion of the money spent has come from outside ohio due in no part to the potential for a political shift in the senate. i will let them outlined their qualification than support. this debate will be about one hour long split into four segments. there is five minutes for both an opening statement and were bottle. it is their choice as to how they want to use that time. we will hear from each candidate twice, and opening statement by each, a were bottled by each, with a total of five minutes. then we will have questions from three distinguished ohio journalists. then we will have questions from the
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
between joe biden and paul ryan. the city has repaved streets, planted flowers, and directed new signs. one bar is serving cocktails named for the vice president and his rival. c-span is covering the vice- presidential debate thursday night and are preview program begins a 7:00 p.m. eastern with the debate starting at 9:00. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. as a result of his abdication of leadership, as a result of seeing the most predictable economic crisis in our country's history and not fixing it, our credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. >> we laid out a $4 trillion debt reduction plan over the next 10 years. we have already passed $1 trillion. ladies and gentlemen, these guys go against everything. not only they say they don't like our plan. but what is your plant? >> on thursday paul ryan and joe biden will face off in their only debate. martha raddatz will be the moderator from centre college in danville, kentucky. you can watch and engage starting
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:20pm EDT
join you and thanking them, the city of philadelphia, and the league of women's voters. the next debate will take place said kansas city on october 21. this subject will be foreign affairs the war began that o'clock eastern time. we hope he will join us on the 21st. thank you. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute]
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
vaunted i-4 corridor, the motorcycle bikers, people in sun city, standing in lines to see their candidate. in the end, they are speaking in ways that strategists and pundits and we do not. if we are smart, we listen. >> i confess, i get this tinkle on election night up and down my back, and i get teary when i think about we are one of very few paces, on the planet where we can change our leadership without firing a gun. as many years as i have been doing it, i get so excited. >> it is amazing. [applause] >> would agree, is going to be most motivated to get out of bed. one of your observations, in the immediate aftermath of the primaries, the defeated candidates were not serve, but they see more trouble now now that the race is close. it will be very interesting to watch what happens over the next couple weeks. now i would like to take some questions from the audience for our distinguished panel, our own of thehall version program. as those from the audience approached the microphones to ask any questions, they might have, i will ask you all if all three of you have twitter handl
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 1:25am EDT
and solid city this summer. the front desk is actually also the star box and breakfast counter. the same person the texture and gives you your coffee and danish. everybody is looking to do more things with your people. instead of 25,000 person factor, we need 50 people creating jobs for 20, with the 20 trading jobs for 40. i think it will require a different approach to the economy, different incentives, a different approach to education. we have to completely martz them. and an ideal world, that is what the election would be about. sooner or later we will have to go to it. parks let's go to the last group of questions. it talks about the actors and the rise of china. you might also characterized the emergence of new competitors and rivals, both in terms of economics and power. china is getting the most out of its authoritarianism. by contrast, americans are only getting 50% of the benefits from our system. john rock, it may be possible for china to overtake the united states, but it is much less likely china will overtake the western order. i would like to go to you on that and the
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
believes in manufacturing. it is one of the mid-size cities i mentioned in my book, "back to work" that has done a remarkable job of selling american-made producests around the world. i like it because your largest employer is youngstown state and the future bleonelongs to communities who can create jobs from theriir universities. i want to say a few words about what this election means to me. you know -- i can't run for anything anymore. and -- you are only stuck with me because hillary has one of the two jobs in the government that doesn't permit you to be involved. but when you reach a certain point, you realize elections come and go, but the only thing that really matters is if people are better off when you quit than when you started ,and if things are coming together instead of being torn apart. ikno know when there is anxiety -- that tearing-apart deal works in politics. isaw th saw reports of gov. romney's latest add that said the president allowed jeep to move to china. so, this morning, before he left florida, he said -- you know, of all the things gov. romney has said, that p
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am EDT
uncomplaining journey every day to his job at the city water plant. i saw how he carried himself with that same dignity, you know? that same pride in being able to provide for us. that same hope that his kids would one day have opportunities he never dreamed of. now, how many people do we know like that in our lives? you know? [applause] like so many families in this country, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't want much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success. they didn't mind nb others had much more than they had. in fact, they admired it. they believed that in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids, and -- [applause] absolutely. and our families believed that when you work hard and you've done well and you finally walk through that doorway of opportunity, you don't slam it shut behind you. you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. [chee
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
night at the 67th annual alfred e. smith memorial foundation dinner in new york city. the fund raiser was a chance for each candidate to joke about themselves, their opponent, and the 2012 campaign. president obama appeared with senator john mccain in 2008. from the waldorf-astoria hotel, this is about 40 minutes. >> thank you. i hope you all enjoy your meal. doctor henry kissinger is up here on the stage. [applause] he told me it is his favorite dinner. we have many distinguished guest tonight. governor cuomo is here. [applause] the governor is working on some material for his 2016 announcement speech. [laughter] i notice he gets closer and closer to the podium every year. "jaws."k;e [laughter] chuck schumer is here. there was recently a story in the paper about how he has been actively playing matchmaker among his staff. 12 marriages have resulted. it is safe to say that chuck has stopped trying to work across the aisle. he is pushing them down the aisle. [laughter] congratulations, chuck, for getting attention from one of the only sections of the new york times that does not
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
learned as mayor of this city. if we invest in the talent, if we invest in infrastructure, if we level the playing field, we will grow the economy. frankly, we have a ball and chain. it is congress. congress is holding us back. we need to change congress in two ways. we people who are more fiscally responsible. when the people who know the basics of how to work together. you will hear these things a lot tonight in my comments. i was the governor who drew top tax fraud. i had to cut $5 billion from the state budget, including my own salary. i'm the only governor in modern times who left the office with a smaller general fund budget and when i started. i know how to be fiscally responsible. my opponent when into the united states senate in 2001 with the biggest surplus in the united states and six years later left with massive deficits. during his time in the senate, the national debt went up by $16,000. he conceded that spending was a problem in the senate. we also have people who need to know how to work together. i learned to cut crime bills and the economy. my opponent said his
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
, the supporters. and behind them, a whole city, an entire country, the uk nations united behind one goal. what a contrast from a year ago when england's cities burned in a week of riots. when the images beamed to the world were not of athletes running for the finishing line, but the mob, running at police lines. when the flames climbed, not from the olympic torch in east london, but a furniture shop in south london. a 140 year-old family-run business, which had survived two world wars and countless recessions, razed to the ground. of course, even then, amid the smoke and embers, we saw our country's true character when residents came out onto the streets to clear up the mess. and we saw it again this summer when the reeves furniture shop in croydon re-opened in new premises, the walls decked with photos of young people holding up messages of hope. and who put those pictures up? young volunteers from croydon and an 81 year-old man called maurice reeves, who, like three generations before him, ran the shop before handing it over to his son. maurice, your example should inspire a gener
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Oct 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
, my city blocks out. when the sun is down, which is like the nighttime, i freeze. [laughter] can it help a little? can we go from 2% over the next so years to 5% or 6% or 7%? wind and solar? is it cost-effective to do it? probably not but could we? because it makes people happy? yeah, we could do that but this is what the obama administration's energy policy is. it is wind and solar. more drilling. the only drilling that has occurred is on private land and they go through torture to get permits to expand. they pay big fees to my law firm. i shouldn't complain about that, but they go through torture to get their permits on private land. there has been no expansion on public land at all. we have a pipeline that has been stopped by the obama administration even though it was approved by the state department and hillary clinton. here is one that kills me the most. you know the way china is burning our coal and send it up to the environment? china has agreed with cuba that it is going to drill for oil 20 miles off the coast of cuba, which i think is 70 miles off the coast of florida. and
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Oct 8, 2012 2:00am EDT
claimed that they were victims of reverse discrimination in the city of new haven, connecticut. next week, the supreme court will take up fisher vs. university of texas, which challenges whether the race of applicants can be used as a factor in granting admission to diversify the student body. that brings us to today's discussion. we gather here today with a distinguished panel to discuss the future of affirmative action. although affirmative action is a hot-button topic, and as i mentioned earlier, passion's tend to run amok when is the subject of the day, i am hoping to do a better job than jim lehrer and promised to keep our conversation civil and on topic. i am sure most of you are very familiar with our panelists, and if not, you have their biography in the handout. i would not insult your intelligence by reading what you can read for yourselves. however, i want to say by way of introduction that joining me today are debo adegbile, acting president and director of the naacp legal defense and education fund. if you want to come up and take your place. ward connerly, founder and p
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Oct 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
problems with that transition? >> that we just say quickly the issue ist, primarily about the cities, right? because catholics are moving to the suburbs. it is more of the issue of them disappearing in the cities. they are being built in other parts of the country. >> de want to talk about the voucher issue? >> yes. >> we are trying to mix it up here, dan, come on. we oppose vouchers. i'm shocked. >> when i talk to reporters, one of the complexities in the school setting, there are two clusters. one is the question of student's religious expression. we generally agree that students have the right to express their faith in a public school in various ways. they can pray alone or in groups. they can gather around the flagpole. we have those agreements. but the captive audience question is really kind of a quagmire. i think sorting that out would be helpful for people. a number of states to pass legislation to try to put into place what some people think is where we are in the law. i think even that is in dispute. that is to say, if you turn the podium over to a student and do not tell them wha
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Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
failed city. >> more from heidi ewing on c- span's q and a. >> this morning. let the political reporter molly bal talks about how voter contacts impact campaign 2012. and robert christensen and aisha dew. "washington journal"is next. host: in the headlines this morning -- from the weekend edition of the "wall street journal," economy grows at 2% pace. consumers, government spending, powered third-quarter gains, but growth likely to slow down. and that's what we want to talk to you about for the first 45 minutes of this edition of the "washington journal." good morning. today is saturday, october 27. we want to talk to you about your optimism or pessimism about the economy. things getting better? things getting worse? are you doing all right? could you be doing better? we want to talk to you about the economy, your optimism, and your pessimism in terms of your personal economy and not necessarily how you feel the candidates will do, what they might do for the economy once they get elected. 202-585-3881 for republicans. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882.
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Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. they have 20 million people coming out of forms every year. coming into the cities, needing jobs. they want the economy to work and the world to be free. so we can be a partner with china. we do not have to be an adversary in any way shape or form. we can work with them and collaborate with them, if they are willing to be responsible. they look at us and say is it a good idea to be with america? how strong are we going to be? how strong is our economy. a look at the fact that we owe them $1 trillion. they look at our decision to cut back on our military capabilities. $1 trillion. the secretary of defense call these cuts to the military devastating. it is the president's own secretary of defense who call them devastating to read a look at america's commitments around the world and they see what is happening and say is america going to be strong? the answer is yes. if i am president, america will be very strong. we will also make sure we have trade relations with china that work for us. i watched a year in and year out as companies have shut down and people have lost their jobs bec
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
my family. my family is from north carolina and we live in the city now and grow up in nevada but that was a privilege. to be able to vote and have a voice. so many people in mississippi did not know that. it is really important that we all have a voice. host: who will you vote for? caller: will vote caller: i am going to vote for mitt romney. he wants to help the economy grow. we had a business before katrina. we struggled. we really struggled. now we have no income. host: is it you are attracted to mitch romney because of his business background? caller: he is a family person with good values. he has good family values. he is kind and generous. from what he says and nobody has disputed it what he did for massachusetts. host: your reaction, celinda lake. guest: thank you for your comments. when i was 18, i went in and register to vote. a lot of people were not raise like you and i were. we are all equal on election day. it is important that people vote and that all those votes get counted. renewed efforts to discourage people from voting and i think that is wrong. you hope that r
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Oct 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
about it. >> thank you for the call. next is chris from new york city and the independent line. >> i would just like to say that after two debates, neither of these guys have convinced me to vote for their point of view. on the topic of the debates, i am not all that thrilled with the questions being asked. i do not feel like the right issues are being addressed. i do not feel like this is the appropriate form. it is all about sound bites and party talking points. never has a been more clear to me that it is necessary for a third voice to be in these debates. >> thank you for the call. the second presidential debate that will take place and not long island is a town hall meeting format. the final debate will focus on primarily foreign policy issues. debate, 90g's minutes split into 9-10 a magnet -- minute segments focusing on foreign policy issues. >> good evening. i do not usually call into c- span to share my views on politics, but i cannot help but notice we have a vice president who is a -- i mean, would anybody want a vice president like this? boisterous, overbearing, stan
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
have the first opening statement. >> hello, our country is under siege. our industrial cities the but they have been bombed, complete with shocked refugees wander outside crumbling factories. many of our beautiful appalachian mountains have been blown up, destroying forests, homes, and streams. millions of people have had armed men kick them out of their home. meanwhile, drought, while fires, flood, and tornado caused widespread damage to homes and businesses. millions are jobless and hundred about health care. we seem to be under attack, yet our trillion dollar military cannot protect us. in the last debate, i pointed out fdr put 4 million people to work in two months in 1933, the equivalent of 10 million people today, but that was nothing compared to a mobilization of world war ii, the entire economy was changed from civilian to military detection and everyone was employed. today, we need a different kind of mobilization on the same scale. we need to put everyone to work, producing the weapons to fight global warming, the end of cheap oil, and a crumbling infrastructure piec. we hav
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Oct 20, 2012 8:35pm EDT
various communities and in the city of beirut where these terrorists are operating. i have just signed legislation to add to our ability to deal, along with our allies, with this terrorist problem. and it's going to take all the nations together, just as when we banded together we pretty much resolved the whole problem of skyjackings sometime ago. well, the red light went on. i could have gone on forever. >> mr. mondale, your rebuttal? >> groucho marx said, "who do you believe? -- me, or your own eyes? " and what we have in lebanon is something that the american people have seen. the joint chiefs urged the president not to put our troops in that barracks because they were indefensible. they went to him 5 days before they were killed and said, "please, take them out of there." the secretary of state admitted that this morning. he did not do so. the report following the explosion of the barracks disclosed that we had not taken any of the steps that we should have taken. that was the second time. then the embassy was blown up a few weeks ago, and once again none of the steps that should h
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
sense of what i wanted to do. i was still figuring things out. my second day in the city i woke up with a phone ringing at 7:38. my friend and drew said, congratulations. i had no idea what he was talking about. a few minutes later, i had another call from my roommate who was living in south korea, calling to offer me her congratulations. again, and finally a third call came in and it was my dad. he said, he had just been chosen to run as senator john kerry's vice-presidential running mate and to get on an airplane and go to washington. i told him that was old news and he was the third person to call at that point. the networks were already barking about it. that is when i knew my life and my family's life had changed p. in one other universe that koch does someone literally half way across the world tell you that your dad got a job before you know? i threw some clothes into a suitcase and headed to the airport. we embarked on an announcement tour, hitting key battleground states, holding a rally after rally. there is a lot about life that is getting used to come up but i picked on
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Oct 19, 2012 10:30pm EDT
kansas city in the 1984. later george w. -- leader george bush and michael dukakis. u.s. senate candidates martin heinrich and heather wilson square off in their third debate and one of the closest of the country. this race was rated as leaning democratic. we picked this up right after the opening statements. this is at -- this is about an hour. >> we will go ahead and get started with the questions, but first i will introduce our panelists. our first one to the right is the friend is managing editor. next to him is a deputy director of new mexico. to the left is kfox night anchor. we have a lot of experience on that side of the table. walt will lead with the first question. >> heather wilson wrote that the affordable health care act is unconstitutional because of the individual mandate. it should be repealed or replace. meanwhile, martin heinrich voted for the bill. if it were eliminated, what would the replacement be? if kept, what changes if any should be made? >> i think is so important to understand why it should be repealed and replaced. the health care act was a mistake.
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30am EDT
, knowing and cherishing the people of this city and knowing their restraint and different dense -- diffidence, i bee seach -- i beseach you, try to hold your applause, please. >> i have to comment on the comment the vice president made. if you take af d.c. , food stamps, go down the line on poor people's programs, those are the programs that suffered considerably under a different administration, first budget cuts, and those are the ones in the second part of their terms, we were able to restore some of those terribly unfair cuts to the poor people of this country. >> vice president bush. >> maybe we can have experts go to the books. they will do it anyway. spending for foods food stamps is way, way up under the reagan administration. af d.c. is up under the reagan administration. and i am not going to be found wrong on that. i am sure on my facts. we are trying to help, and i think we are doing a reasonable job. we are not going to rest until every single american that wants a job gets a job, and until this prosperity and this recovery is benefiting many americans benefits all
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Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
stereotypes. el paso is the safest city in america for a city its a great economic engine for our state, great communities. >> i have stated that think we should triple the u.s. border patrol. we have to get serious and solve the problem of securing the border. this raises an important question -- mexico is a great and mighty nation, and it is tragic what is happening in mexico, the violence. i was visiting with a mexican businessman some time ago who described to me how he received from the drug lords a letter that detailed where every one of his grand kids had been for the past week, minute by minute. it is tragic what is happening -- getting to the united states should work cooperatively with mexico to help the mexican government solve this problem, stop the violence, and stop the drug lords terrorize and some of the innocent citizens. >> the texas senate seat held by retiring senator kay bailey hutchison is one of the key races you can watch on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org /campaign2012. >> now, several perspectives on the presidential campaign in the battleground state of p
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Oct 25, 2012 10:00am EDT
in some county or jurisdiction. every year there are debates in big cities about whether the polls should be open later because the lines are too long. at the same time, the following things will happen -- there will be mistakes made, votes miscounted, things that, they found absentee ballots on the bottom of this room they forgot to check. that is going happen. i will tell you that it is 99.99% about honest to goodness mistakes and not malice. >> i could not agree more that what you have got most counties spend more money on food in the county jail then on administering elections. so we get all the accuracy that we pay for. you want precision? we will have to spend a whole lot more. we basically have a system that is based on a oftentimes elderly workers using new technology. think about it. surely -- there will be the acorn people on one side, the crowd in virginia -- there will be samples of that. but there is not a serious voter fraud problem in this country. the bush administration in eight years, they found fewer than one for all 50 states. that is negligible. it is people wh
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
scars to show from being around education reform. and the first words you need to say in every city and state and just draw a line in the sand, is public schools exist for the benefit of the children. you're going to see a lot of people fall over. because anytime you're spending $199 billion a year, somebody's getting it. and the children get lost in the process. so that's step 1. keep in mind in 1960 when our schools were the envy of the world we were spending $16 billion on them. now we spend more than any other nation in the world, $199 billion a year and ranked at the bottom of the industrialized world in terms of education achievement. one more time, you bought a front row box seat and got a third-rate performance, because the government is not serving you. by and large it should be local. the more local the better. an interesting phenomenon. small towns have good schools, big cities have terrible schools. the best people in a small town will serve on the school board. you get into big cities, it's political patronage, stepping stones. you get the job, you gave your relatives t
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